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A test of your scramble ability but the sense of achievement!!

Some tricky scrambling, climbing, hauling parts to this hike but the relief when you reach the... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Fun Trail Fun Pools

A nice hike throughout the gorge, multiple swimming holes for everyone to enjoy through and through.

Reviewed 21 October 2016
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

What a trek to get to good fun 4wding but the camp ground is crap and the pit toilets are rubbish. Swimming pools were stagnant rubbish.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 916drp
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Some tricky scrambling, climbing, hauling parts to this hike but the relief when you reach the fabulous gorge says it all. The next group to join us were wearing Kakadu boots (thongs) which had me gobsmacked. I was so pleased that I was able experience...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank oldaussieiady
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong- Koolpin Gorge is amazing.... incredible biodiversity and scenery. It's just not very accessible. DEFINITELY NO SWIMMING due to crocodiles. Beautiful, but hard walking to get views of the gorge. The campground is very worn out, dusty and ugly. Quite surprising given...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank DrSwazza
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A nice hike throughout the gorge, multiple swimming holes for everyone to enjoy through and through.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank youngcats
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We got a permit and camped at Koolpin Gorge. The campsite is nothing special, has bush toilets only and no grass but the gorge and the pink and black pools were awesome. We were lucky to come across a young couple to guide us, we...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Raroa7
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This you must try and do. My wife and I will go here as we will go to Australia this december. For me the fifth, for her a first (newly weds :)). Going to Koolpin Gorge is THE thing we just have to do. I...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Theo V
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We stayed at Koolpin Gorge just recently, and this is the first time we had been here as you need to arrange a permit to stay here. The drive is a pleasant drive in, once you've picked up your key from the ranger station on...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank Stiebs
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Koolpin gorge itself is amazing. just look at photos and see the beautiful freshwater pools. ...however finding the the initial path past the first pool, which you aren't allowed to swim in was a slight challenge. You have to really look for signs/markers to point...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank christine s
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We went here with Top End Explorer tours. The walk is a bit strenuous, climbing over rocks, but what a reward. It is just beautiful, and the fact that we were the only ones there made it even more special. We were able to relax,...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank lanamom
Reviewed 19 July 2015

My husband and I went here with a small tour group in late September 2005 (this choice was not available in the review form), and it was one of the best of many highlights on this trip. We appreciated having a guide to tell us...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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